Another year, another card inspired by what I am thinking about in physics.

Inside the card it reads...

Time is not space,

space is not time.

Space-time is a marriage,

complex and tense.

In an empty Universe,

time rotates into space,

space rotates into time,

but neither bends.

With one particle,

gravity causes a swing move:

time grows, space shrinks,

an exact inverse.

Love is not life

life is not love.

Love of life is a marriage,

rich and temporary.

In an empty house,

love looks for life,

life looks for love,

but neither connects.

With one family,

caring causes a maze of emotion.

Love grows, life condenses,

a complex harmony.

The accompanying letter starts with some physics stuff...


It was a rough year in a few ways.  I am fishing around for a new approach to gravity.  In last year's card, I needed to abandon an approach that had gravity working at the same level as EM because it was not consistent with the physics of spinning things.  What I am now investigating is something even simpler.  I understand why the even simpler approach that is in the technical literature has been rejected.  What the wrong simpler approach says is that gravity changes measures of time like it changes measures of distance: both go up or go down together.  As the card indicates, that is not true: one goes up while the other goes down.  What I am looking into is a twist to the simple approach that is consistent with that observation.  I will have to see if it pans out.

Happy holidays. Good luck in your studies in 2014.